Adrian Belew Is Playing A Residency For Melbourne Only And You Will Want To See It - Noise11.com
The Power Trio with Adrian Belew play Birds Basement on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Adrian Belew, Birds Basement 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Adrian Belew Is Playing A Residency For Melbourne Only And You Will Want To See It

by Paul Cashmere on June 15, 2017

in News

Adrian Belew plays guitar so effortlessly you could be mistaken for thinking that the instrument was just part of his body. The sounds this one man can make with one instrument are just magical.

It was no wonder Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Talking Heads wanted him in their bands. Belew has a signature sound that is readily identifiable in any of the bands he has played with but comes alive in his own shows.

To see the Adrian Belew Power Trio in the intimate environs of Bird’s Basement in Melbourne was a rare privilege.

Belew’s power trio includes Julie Slick on bass and Tobias Ralph on drums, both very much his junior. Julie was once a student at the Paul Green School of Rock when Adrian discovered her and her brother Eric. Tobias replaced Eric around 2010.

The Australian shows are exclusive to Bird’s Basement. Adrian has created a setlist deep in King Crimson cuts.

There is also plenty of solo material, opening with the Young Lions album (which featured David Bowie). Later in the show he paid tribute to Bowie with a song he originally played on ‘Boys Keep Swinging’.

Adrian Belew is at Birds Basement in Melbourne until June 18. These are his ONLY Australian shows.

Adrian Belew will talk Talking Heads, David Bowie, King Crimson and Frank Zappa when he is my guest on iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com from 16-22 June 2017.

Adrian Belew setlist

Men in Helicopters (from Young Lions, 1990)
Young Lions (from Young Lions, 1990)
Medley:
– Pretty Pink Rose (from Young Lions, 1990)
– VentureLand (from Flux by belew Vol 1, 2016)
– Big Electric Cat (from Lost Rhino, 1982)
– d2 (from E, 2009)
One Time (from King Crimson, THRAK, 1995)
Dinosaur (from King Crimson, THRAK, 1995)
Heartbeat (from King Crimson, Beat, 1982)
Writing on the Wall (from Side One, 2005)
Frame by Frame (from Discipline, 1981)
Beat Box Guitar (from Side One, 2005)
Three of a Perfect Pair (from King Crimson, Three The Perfect Pair, 1984)
b3 (from E, 2009)
Neurotica (from King Crimson, Beat, 1982)
Walking on Air (from King Crimson, THRAK, 1995)
Ampersand (from Side One, 2005)
Futurevision (from Here, 1994)
Boys Keep Swinging (from David Bowie, Lodger, 197
Of Bow and Drum (from Op Zop Too Wah, 1996)
Elephant Talk (from King Crimson, Discipline, 1981)
Thela Hun Ginjeet (from King Crimson, Discipline, 1981)
e (from E, 2009)

Noise11.com

Related Posts

John Lennon Mind Games box
John Lennon Mind Games Box Features Hidden Tracks

When the John Lennon ‘Mind Games’ box set was announced we were told that the album would contain hidden tracks.

22 hours ago
Charlie Musselwhite by Andrea Zucker
Charlie Musselwhite Australian Tour Opening Acts Revealed

Fiona Boyes, Frank Sultana, Dana Gehrman, Dave Brewer and The Night Owls will open for Charlie Musselwhite at his shows around Australia in September.

23 hours ago
Françiose Hardy
French Singer Françoise Hardy Dies At 80

French pop singer Françoise Hardy has died at age 80 after a 20 year battle with cancer. Hardy was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2004 and later laryngeal cancer.

24 hours ago
The Saints
Ed Kuepper And Ivor Hay Reform The Saints With Members of Mudhoney, Sunnyboys and Bad Seeds

The Saints founding members Ed Kuepper and Ivor Hay will reform the band for an Australian tour in November.

1 day ago
Cold Chisel photo by Ros O'Gorman
Cold Chisel Add Six More Shows To The Big Five-O Tour

After selling out 16 shows last week Cold Chisel have announced six for shows The Big Five-O 50th anniversary tour.

2 days ago
Paul McCartney Got Back 2023
Paul McCartney Announces South America Dates

Paul McCartney is getting back to South America in October with shows for Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

2 days ago
Dolly Parton Wines
Dolly Parton Gets Into The Wine Business

Dolly Parton will launch her new wine line with a California Chardonnay in July.

3 days ago